Sister M. Patricia Anthony, I.H.M., formerly A. Patricia Ann Dalton, died Dec. 28, 2011 at Camilla Hall in Immaculata. She was 66 years old and in the 47th year of her religious life.
Born in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada, she entered the Congregation of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in 1964, from Holy Innocents Parish in Philadelphia. She first professed vows in 1967.
She received a bachelor’s degree at Immaculata University and a master’s degree from Trenton State College. She taught in elementary and secondary schools in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, the Dioceses of Allentown and Metuchen, N.J., and in Lima, Peru. From 1998 until her death, she was a business teacher at Neumann-Goretti High School.
Her parents, Daniel and Sarah Sharkey Dalton predeceased her.
The funeral Mass was celebrated Dec. 31 at Camilla Hall.
She is survived by six siblings, Sally Gallagher, Marie Sudbury, Molly Miller, Theresa Semtner and Daniel and David Dalton; as well as nieces and nephews and members of her religious community.
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